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IDirectInputDevice8::Acquire Method

Obtains access to the input device.


HRESULT Acquire()

Return Value

If the method succeeds, the return value is DI_OK, or S_FALSE if the device was already acquired. If the method fails, the return value can be one of the following error values: DIERR_INVALIDPARAM, DIERR_NOTINITIALIZED, DIERR_OTHERAPPHASPRIO.


Before a device can be acquired, a data format must be set by using the IDirectInputDevice8::SetDataFormat method or IDirectInputDevice8::SetActionMap method. If the data format has not been set, IDirectInputDevice8 Interface returns DIERR_INVALIDPARAM.

Devices must be acquired before calling the IDirectInputDevice8::GetDeviceState or IDirectInputDevice8::GetDeviceData methods for that device.

Device acquisition does not use a reference count. Therefore, if an application calls the IDirectInputDevice8 Interface method twice, then calls the IDirectInputDevice8 Interface method once, the device is unacquired.

If IDirectInputDevice8::BuildActionMap succeeds but no actions have been mapped, a subsequent call to IDirectInputDevice8::SetActionMap will return DI_OK but a call to IDirectInputDevice8 Interface will fail with DIERR_INVALIDPARAM.


Header: Declared in dinput.h.